GAME PREVIEW: April 9 at Syracuse
The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins pay their lone visit to Syracuse this season when they face off with the Crunch at 7pm on Saturday night.
Wilkes Barre Scranton Penguins (31-27–4-4, 62 pts, .530%, 4th in Atlantic Division) at Syracuse Crunch (33-24-7-2, 75 pts, .568%, 3rd in North Division)
|DATE||TIME||VISITING TEAM||SCORE||HOME TEAM||SCORE||RESULT|
|Fri., Feb. 27||—||SYR||3||WBS||4||Win (OT)|
|Fri., March 18||—||SYR||1||WBS||0||Loss|
|Sat., April 9||—||WBS||—||SYR||—||—|
|Fri., April 29||—||WBS||—||SYR||—||—|
|GOALS|||||Alex Nylander – 20|||||Gabriel Dumont – 25|
|ASSISTS|||||Juuso Riikola – 27|||||Alex Barre-Boulet – 39|
|POINTS|||||Valtteri Puustinen – 37|||||Alex Barre-Boulet – 55|
|PIM|||||Jordy Bellerive – 96|||||Gabriel Dumont – 88|
|WINS|||||Louis Domingue – 10|||||Max Lagace – 16|
|GAA|||||Louis Domingue – 2.45|||||Max Lagace – 2.70|
NEWS AND NOTES
Wilkes Barre Scranton Penguins
Sam Poulin has points in seven of his past nine games, and goals in four of his past five.
Felix Robert carries a four-game point streak (2+2=4) into Saturday night’s game.
Drew O’Connor has a four-game points streak (2+4=6) and points in six of his past seven games.
Michael Chaput had his four-game goal streak snapped in Wednesday night’s win over the Phantoms.
Jonathan Gruden has points in five of his past six games.
Louis Domingue has posted a season-high three straight wins entering Saturday night’s action.
The Crunch returned to Syracuse on Friday night to face the Springfield Thunderbirds after a four-game road swing, during which they went 2-1-1-0.
Alex Barré-Boulet picked up nine points (4+5) during the Crunch’s recent road swing, logging three point games on back-to-back nights against the Hartford Wolf Pack and Providence Bruins.
With three assists last night against the Thunderbirds, Barré-Boulet extended his point-streak to a season-high six games, including four straight multi-point outings. He has 10 multi-point performances in the last 19 games since March 2, posting 30 points (13+17) in that span, to lead the entire AHL.
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